How Nuts Should You Go About Nuts?

Background We get lots of questions about nuts in the clinic.  Aren’t nuts going to make me gain weight?  Which nuts are best?  How many nuts can I eat?  Let’s explore nuts in detail and provide some guidelines on incorporating them as a healthy part of your nutrition plan. Health Benefits of……


Can Wheat Really Be Bad for Your Health? A Closer Look at Gluten

Background I used to think gluten was an over-hyped health fad that would soon pass.  I’m not talking about Celiac Disease (CD), where the immune system actually physically damages the intestinal lining, but rather individuals who are gluten sensitive without CD.  We refer to these folks as having…


A Review of the 2016 US Dietary Guidelines by Prerna Uppal

INTRO From prior posts you likely know how I feel about nutrition guidelines, especially those issued by the government.  We've witnessed the fall of the food pyramid, the rise of the healthy eating plate, and the continued escalation in obesity and chronic diseases attributed largely to unhealthy…


Is Ghee Good or Evil for Health

Background When you ask a lay person about what is a primary dietary cause of heart disease in Indians, a common response points the finger at ghee in the diet.  Before we discuss ghee in further detail, let's first discuss what ghee is since I have readers from many different ethnic backgrounds…


Vitamin D Deficiency in Kids (and adults)

Background We discussed vitamin D in a past post which I recommend you review.  In this post I'm joined by my wife, pediatrician Shally Sinha, to focus on vitamin D deficiency in children.  However, we are also going to provide some very important additional information and updates that are…


Is Red Meat a Carcinogen?

Background The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) recently published a report that suggests eating processed red meats falls into the same risk category as smoking cigarettes.  The news was all over the press and I was tempted to write up an immediate…


Here’s to a Healthier Holiday Season

Background Off the heels of Halloween and on the verge of upcoming holidays like Diwali, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Hanukkah, now is the perfect time for us to go over some key strategies to maximize enjoyment and minimize damage to your waistline and overall health.  Our nutrition expert, Prerna…


Calcium Doesn’t Prevent Osteoporosis and Improve Bone Health. Find Out What Does

Background Even if you’re not interested in bone health, I encourage you to read this entire article since it outlines a fatal conceptual flaw that physicians, scientists, nutritionists and the rest of the public keep getting sucked into which influences their health and nutrition decisions in a…


Serving Up Some Rice Advice

Intro Those of you who follow my blog and have read my book know my stance on rice already.  I'm not anti-rice and I personally consume rice conscientiously and strategically with great results. However, back when I had insulin resistance with significant metabolic syndrome, untethered rice intake…


Coconut Oil: A Scientific Review and Our Clinical Insights On Its Use

We get flooded with questions about coconut oil in the clinic.  Many folks have been raised to think coconut oil is the central culprit in the cast of dietary characters responsible for heart disease and chronic disease. Used sensibly, coconut oil can be a powerfully effective nutritional tool in…


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